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Health Briefs: Rubber Ducky Race tickets for sale

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Northwest Colorado HealthNorthwest Colorado Health (formerly Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association) will host the Rubber Ducky Race for Hospice Aug. 27. Tickets are $10. The race will start at 11 a.m. at the Ranney Street Bridge. A celebration with children’s activities and food vendors will follow at Loudy Simpson Park. There will be $1,000 in cash prizes including a $500 grand prize. All proceeds benefit Northwest Colorado Health’s Hospice program. You don’t need to be present to win. Purchase tickets online at northwestcoloradohealth.org/rubberducky. You also can get tickets at Northwest Colorado Health at 745 Russell St. or Yampa Valley Bank at 435 Mack Lane. Volunteers are needed to help with pre-event ticket sales and other aspects of the race. Call Mindy Marriott for more information at 970-871-7609. (formerly Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association) will host the Rubber Ducky Race for Hospice Aug. 27. Tickets are $10. The race will start at 11 a.m. at the Ranney Street Bridge. A celebration with children’s activities and food vendors will follow at Loudy Simpson Park. There will be $1,000 in cash prizes including a $500 grand prize. All proceeds benefit Northwest Colorado Health’s Hospice program. You don’t need to be present to win. Purchase tickets online at northwestcoloradohealth.org/rubberducky. You also can get tickets at Northwest Colorado Health at 745 Russell St. or Yampa Valley Bank at 435 Mack Lane. Volunteers are needed to help with pre-event ticket sales and other aspects of the race. Call Mindy Marriott for more information at 970-871-7609.

Northwest Colorado Health (formerly Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association) will host the Rubber Ducky Race for Hospice Aug. 27. Tickets are $10. The race will start at 11 a.m. at the Ranney Street Bridge. A celebration with children’s activities and food vendors will follow at Loudy Simpson Park. There will be $1,000 in cash prizes including a $500 grand prize. All proceeds benefit Northwest Colorado Health’s Hospice program. You don’t need to be present to win. Purchase tickets online at northwestcoloradohealth.org/rubberducky. You also can get tickets at Northwest Colorado Health at 745 Russell St. or Yampa Valley Bank at 435 Mack Lane. Volunteers are needed to help with pre-event ticket sales and other aspects of the race. Call Mindy Marriott for more information at 970-871-7609.

Colorado Health Institute Releases latest analysis of ColoradoCare (Amendment 69)

Colorado voters will decide in November whether to adopt ColoradoCare, a revolutionary system to provide universal health coverage to all the state’s residents. The Colorado Health Institute (CHI) is releasing a series of research briefs that delve into the ColoradoCare ballot measure, Amendment 69. Read the first two reports at http://coloradohealthinstitute.org/key-issues/detail/legislation-and-policy/coloradocare-an-independent-analysis.

Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies Division of Insurance seeks public comment

Colorado Insurance Regulation 4-1-7 – For recognizing a new annuity mortality table for use in determining liabilities for annuities is being revised to update the tables included in the appendices and add clarification around the application of the 2012 IAR Mortality Table. The Division requests comments on this revised draft regulation. More information and the complete revised regulation may be viewed at dora.colorado.gov/insurancedora.colorado.gov/insurance. Please submit comments to Matt Mortier at matt.mortier@state.co.us no later than 5 pm, August 18, 2016.. Please submit comments to Matt Mortier at matt.mortier@state.co.us no later than 5 pm, August 18, 2016.

dora.colorado.gov/insurance. Please submit comments to Matt Mortier at matt.mortier@state.co.us no later than 5 pm, August 18, 2016.

Parkinson’s Support Network Meeting

The Yampa Valley Parkinson’s Support Network meets at 5 p.m. the second Monday of every month at Casey’s Pond in Steamboat Springs. All patients, caregivers and family members are welcome to attend. Discussions often include guest speakers and focus on quality of life issues, research updates and living well with Parkinson’s Disease. Contact Adrienne Hearne for more information: ahearne@nwcovna.org or 512-630-1373.

New study shows positive attitudes towards aging attitudes reduce stress in older adults

A study by North Carolina State University researchers published in the Journal of Gerontology in August used the daily diaries of 43 older adults to better understand the emotional reactions of older adults to stress to help determine if attitudes towards aging were a factor. The study concluded that positive attitudes do help older adults better handle daily stress. The study may be read in the Aug. 3, Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences.

Colorado Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association urges consumers to buy local

The Colorado Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association (CFVGA) is pleased to join the celebration of August as Colorado Proud month and is calling on Coloradans to buy local, fresh fruits and vegetables. Colorado Proud kicked-off on Aug. 1 at Colorado Day held at History Colorado in Denver as way for the Colorado Department of Agriculture to help Colorado ranchers and farmers promote the wholesome food raised in Colorado. The campaign urges Coloradans to eat local and eat fresh and “add color” to their plates by eating fruits and vegetables harvested in Colorado. For a directory of Colorado produce growers, as well as to find recipes, nutrition information and a crop calendar showing seasonal availability of Colorado produce, visit: http://coloradoproduce.org/

Walking groups under way

Community members are invited to join Yampa Valley SoleMates walking group at 4 p.m. on Thursdays. The free group will meet at the ice rink at Loudy Simpson Park. Yampa Valley SoleMates provides opportunities for people of all ages and abilities to walk together for health and social benefits. Groups are led by trained walking companions in an effort to ensure safe and enjoyable walks, according to organizers. For more information, go to meetup.com/yampavalleysolemates.

The Senior Social Center is also offering two walking groups designed for people 50 and older: Walk With Ease and Walk & Get Fit. The programs cost $1 per walk for Senior Social Center members, and $3 for non-members.

Walks through the Walk With Ease program, which comes from the Arthritis Foundation, are slated to meet at 9 a.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays, usually at the Loudy Simpson Park. According to the Senior Social Center, this walking group “can teach you how to develop an exercise routine that fits your unique needs.” People can take a six-week group class or use a Walk With Ease workbook. The leader is Glenna Grandbouche. Some walks may take place at other sites.

The Walk & Get Fit program is for people who “want to add some strengthening exercises” to their walks. It meets at 6 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, starting on Tuesday, at the Craig Cemetery. The leader is Tammy Workman.

People may register on the second floor of the Bell Tower Building, and they can contact Jackie Camp for more information at 970-326-3188.


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